The structure of dialogic practice within developmental work

Owen, John R. and Westoby, Peter (2012) The structure of dialogic practice within developmental work. Community Development, iFirst . doi:10.1080/15575330.2011.632093

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Author Owen, John R.
Westoby, Peter
Title The structure of dialogic practice within developmental work
Language of Title eng
Journal name Community Development   Check publisher's open access policy
Language of Journal Name eng
ISSN 1557-5330
Publication date 2012
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15575330.2011.632093
Volume iFirst
Total pages 14
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A critical first step in community development work involves initiating and responding to contact with others. Contemporary approaches rely heavily on the ability of practitioners to communicate effectively with the people with whom they are working. Prior to “facilitating” “good public processes”, or “mobilizing” “common pool” resources, or even “empowering communities” to “do it themselves”, practitioners must first build good local-level relationships. This article examines the various structures of interpersonal communication within community development settings. Given that the objective of that communication is to bring parties together, we focus our attention on the use of dialogue in building a developmental process between individuals. The article provides a framework for understanding the structural make-up of dialogue by exploring the use of dialogue processes within community-level practice settings. In the main section of the article, we draw on two distinct narrative exchanges to demonstrate the structural make-up and critical aspects of dialogue processes.
Keyword Dialogue
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 14 Nov 2011

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Created: Wed, 07 Mar 2012, 07:54:19 EST by Dr Peter Westoby on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining